Nearly 60 major medical groups including the American Medical Association are calling for all health care personnel to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as new cases continue to increase thanks to the Delta variant.
From the Washington Post:
Medical groups representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new infections mount sharply.
“We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19,” the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association and 55 other groups wrote in a joint statement shared with The Washington Post. “The health and safety of U.S. workers, families, communities, and the nation depends on it.”
The statement — issued by many groups urging a mandate for the first time — represents an increasingly tough stance by the medical and public health establishment amid the sluggish pace of national vaccinations. It comes as new cases rip through the nation, driven by the hyper-transmissible delta variant.
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Doctors, nurses and other health groups call for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for all health workers as new cases surge https://t.co/SsicVhu4Bm
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 26, 2021
Huge—nearly 60 major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, called on Monday for mandatory vaccination of health care workers.https://t.co/GIda7pT7w2
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) July 26, 2021